5 Alberta Winter Festivals to Explore with Kids in February

Canmore Winter Carnival | Feb 1-10

Canmore winters are fun and full of magic. Every February we come together as a community during the Canmore Winter Carnival to celebrate the best parts of our unique winter lifestyle.

With two weeks of indoor and outdoor events and experiences, the Canmore Winter Carnival is a favourite for locals and visitors alike. Enjoy ice carving competitions, kids’ ice carving , skating parties, street hockey, log sawing competitions, the always entertaining pooch parade, art crawls and the popular Snowy Owl Kid N’ Mutt races.
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Flying Canoe Volant | Feb 1-2

Ice slides, family activities and the chance to explore one of the most fun festivals during the winter in Edmonton, the Flying Canoe Volant festival is full of new things to explore. Art and light installations, Camp Metis, a winter patio and more – it’s a must do to kick off February!
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Silver Skate Festival | Feb 8-18

Each year, the festival transforms Hawrelak Park into a winter wonderland with fun for the entire family. Here, you’ll discover breathtaking snow sculpture, winter sports, and horse-drawn sleighs carrying families through the park. Sit in a Cree Winter Camp and cook bannock over an open fire. Compete in the winter triathlon or speed skating events. Take in live music and theatrical performances with your friends and loved ones. Our festival activities are as diverse as the people who call our Northern community home.
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Ice on Whyte | Feb 1-3

Experience amazing ice carvings, music, art, food, beverages and special activities throughout Old Strathcona during Boardwalk Ice on Whyte.
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Sylvan Lake Winter Fest | Feb 16

Consider yourself invited to the Town of Sylvan Lake’s Winterfest! It’s a weekend of winter fun for the entire family on Saturday, February 16, 2019. Find family Fun beginning 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM at the east side of the Pier, watch a polar bear dip and take in the early fireworks to finish the day!
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Winterfest at Fort Calgary | Feb 19

A day jam-packed with family-friendly activities, head to Fort Calgary to take in stories told by a Blackfoot knowledge keeper in a tipi and enjoy a cabane à sucre. There is even a screening of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day at 2:00pm.
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